Sustainable Living – Resources

Are you new to the Tri-Cities, or new to the idea of living sustainably? Then here is a great place to start for discovering what is available in our community: from a more healthful life through farm fresh food and outdoor recreation, to reducing your carbon footprint, educating our children, and conserving resources.

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Farmers Markets, Produce Stands

Gardening, Native Plants and Community Gardens

Energy

  • Electric Vehicles Charging Stations – Find the latest info at Plugshare.
  • Mid Columbia Electric Vehicle Association (Facebook Page)
  • EVITA an industry collaboration comprised of Energy NW, Benton and Franklin PUD, and others.
  • Solar Washington is the nonprofit organization connecting you with “all things solar” in Washington.

Energy conservation

Tips: Benton PUD or the City of Richland: Home Energy Tune-up and Online Audit; Renewable energy and Net Metering, and more.

Air Quality

Department of Ecology air quality map. Sign up for air quality alerts.

Outdoor activities

See the Tri-Cities Guide for: Bicycling, hiking, running, camping, canoeing, kayaking, bird watching, native plant identification & wildlife viewing, city parks and recreation Departments


Green Building

When buying or building a home: Built Green® Tri-Cities Program


Nature Education and Conservation Organizations